EIFL in Kenya

EIFL has been working in Kenya since 2008. We engaged with the development of the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), and through this partnership, libraries in Kenya are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources.

In Kenya, EIFL has supported national and institutional open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in the launch of open access publishing platforms and the creation of a number of open access repositories in the country (which continues to grow).

Through our work, the leading universities in the country - University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology -  have introduced open access mandates, thereby opening their research to the world.

We have also advocated for revisions to the national copyright law to enable libraries to better meet the needs of their end users.

EIFL has engaged with public libraries in Kenya resulting in innovative pilot projects that are helping libraries meet the information needs of their communities. We are continuing to build the capacity of librarians to enable them to introduce technology-based services to their users.

Library Consortium Information

Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC)
Type of members:

University libraries, college and polytechnic libraries,  research libraries, national libraries, special libraries.

EIFL-Licensed resources:

View the complete list of e-resources that have been negotiated for members of KLISC. For more information please contact the Licensing Coordinator in Kenya.

Information for Country Coordinators:
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EIFL started working in Kenya in 2008.


EIFL works with 95 institutions in Kenya through the library consortium.


Kenya was one of six countries included in a unique study into perceptions of public libraries in Africa, commissioned by EIFL in 2011.



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